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    Looking to get into hvac controls

    Hey everyone I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for hvac controls contractors that I could apply for in the south jersey/ pa area. I've already applied at johnson controls and...
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    Hoover damn shutting down?

    I was talkin to a guy in work the other day and he was sayin something about the Hoover damn being shut down. Now this guy is big into the doomsday prepper stuff so i cant always believe what he says...
  3. Thread: Shortages

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    Shortages

    Hi everyone. I see alot of debates on different topics here and I thought I might bring one up to see where it leads. I've been reading alot lately and it seems like anymore scientists, politicians...
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    Hot surface igniter

    This might be a stupid question but I have a 271d hot surface igniter that is bad I also have a new one in stock but it is a 271m. My question is can the 271m be used. The only difference I can see...
  5. Thread: Sizing help

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    Sizing help

    Hey I was wondering if anyone was willing to check a load calc I did seeing as im not the best at doing them ...I will provide the info but I know it is time consuming so if anyone is willing let me...
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    Water heater clearance

    Never did to much work with water heaters and I'm doing a basement remodel and I am going to put my water heater in a closet and I was wondering what kind of clearances I need around the sides, front...
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    Yea my reason is that I have a customer who is...

    Yea my reason is that I have a customer who is converting thier attic into a bedroom and there are no straight walls just the pitched roof... Both end walls are straight but they have a window which...
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    Mounting indoor unit for mini split

    I was wondering if there are any mini split systems with indoor units that are designed to be mounted low on the wall instead of high up any input is appreciated
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    Weird zoning system

    Anyone heard of this zoning system that uses inflatable balls inside duct runs that inflate and deflate to open and close a zone... They basically look like small deflated beach balls nd when u want...
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    Thanks for the response guys that's pretty much...

    Thanks for the response guys that's pretty much what I thought but I've had techs insist with me that because its a basement it dosent have to be included in calculation cause it will always maintain...
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    Adding ac to basement

    I've gotten mixed opinions on this but my question is when finishing a basement and adding heat and ac to it do units and ductwork all need to be resized or can you just add a couple of properly...
  12. Thread: Efficiency

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    Thanks for the answers guys. After reading your...

    Thanks for the answers guys. After reading your responses my head was in the right place but like I said just never had a real straight answer to have a real concrete understanding of it. But I have...
  13. Thread: Efficiency

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    Efficiency

    This may be a stupid question but its one I've just never really got a straight answer to. Now I know that longer running times at lower temps make units more efficient but why exactally is that the...
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    Capacitor question

    I have a gas furnace that stopped working and I found the start cap for the inducer motor was no good so I replaced it but the motor did not start. i do have 120 v to the motor nd i checked...
  15. Thread: Programming

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    I'm so sorry to hear that... My condolences

    I'm so sorry to hear that... My condolences
  16. Thread: Programming

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    Programming

    I've been doing hvac and electrical work for 6 years now and I've been thinking about getting Into the controls end of things and I was wondering what kind of programming is involved with a lot of...
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    Not sure about other states but I kno that in nj...

    Not sure about other states but I kno that in nj it is law they have to pay u both ways if your in there vehicle and if they tried to make you use your own vehicle they would still have to pay you...
  18. "Look at the circuit the way a components see it....

    "Look at the circuit the way a components see it. LINE & NEUTRAL is the way 120v components see it. They don't operate off of GROUND, so avoid any reference to it."

    Im not a pro member so i cant...
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    Thermoelectric- friend or foe?

    Hi everyone. I've been on here before asking about thermoelectric cooling nd the info I got was that its not efficient enought for commercial use, but I have recently found some info saying that they...
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    Indoor dryer venting

    Anyone ever seen or used an indoor dryer vent kit. Jus moved to a new house and my dryer which is electric has one. Jus wondering how safe they are nd if anyone suggest to get a regular vent.
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    Thermoelectric cooling

    Hey just heard about this thermoelectric cooling... It's a type of system that has no moving parts other then blower fans and works on current flow... Was wondering if anyone had some info on it and...
  22. Thread: Controls

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    Controls

    Young tech here looking to get into controls and building automation but haveing some trouble finding training. I live in nj so any info about training there or online courses would be much...
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    The room is 12x14 and the duct size is 6"

    The room is 12x14 and the duct size is 6"
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    The system has always been this way... The...

    The system has always been this way... The ductwork is to small nd redoing it isn't really an opition... I have done sum things which have helped already like sealing the ductwork as much as a could,...
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    Not enough airflow

    I have a friend of mine ask me to take a look at his a/c system... Not enough cooling in upstairs bedroom... Problem is to little airflow... I looked at his blower fan and it is set on medium so I...
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    Further education

    I'm inersested in learning more about the controls end of the trade especially building automation systems. If anyone knows of any classes or schools in or near south jersey or even distance learning...
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    Yea that's kind of what I was thinking. I mean my...

    Yea that's kind of what I was thinking. I mean my basement doesn't get that cold but it might be a good idea to just insulate the pipes as well and call it a day. Thanks for the input.
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    Insulating ducts

    I have heard that if you insulate basement ductwork that it could cause your plumbing pipes to freeze and even burst. Was wondering if this is true or if anyone has ever heard of this before.
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    Further education

    I am interested in getting more involved with the controls end of the trade especially building automation systems does anyone kno of any classes or training programs in or around south jersey area.
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    Inline duct fans

    I was thinking about putting a couple of sun court inline duct fans in but I never used them before so I was wondering if they actually work or is it just a waste of time. Up til now I've had pretty...
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    Hot upstairs

    Hey... Young hvac tech hear lookin for sum advice on my own house.... My second floor barely cools at all so I was wondering if besides putting in a second unit if there was nething else that would...
  32. Thread: Load calc

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    Load calc

    Just found out about this website load calc.net... Was wondering if anyone has used this or heard of it and if it is accurate
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    Load calc

    Hey jus found out about this site load calc.net... Was wondering if anyone ever used this site and if it is accurate
  34. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
  35. Thread: Load sizing

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    Thanks for all the help. I'm actually a younger...

    Thanks for all the help. I'm actually a younger hvac tech and I have had schooling, I've been on this site because when I finished school o thought it would be beneficial to also get an electrical...
  36. Thread: Load sizing

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    Load sizing

    Anyone know where I can buy a manual j and manual d?
  37. Thread: mini splits

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    mini splits

    never really had to size a minisplit system. was wondering if it is the same as sizing a normal system or not anyone with any experiance doing this your help would be appreciated.
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    Technical questions

    Hi everyone I am a young hvac tech with most of my experiance being in commercial refrigeration, I have recently had the oppurtunity to get in with a heating and cooling contractor for more money and...
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    Closing vents

    I have done some research and have read that it is actually not a good idea to close vents in unused rooms. This would make sense to me because you would think it would make your system work harder...
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    Hvac licensing

    Hi, I am looking for some reliable info regarding the new hvac licensing law in New Jersey. I have gone to technical school to be trained as an hvac tech and I am EPA certified amongst other...
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    sizing boilers

    I don't have much experiance with sizing boilers can anyone give me some info on how to do this or tell me where to find it... I'm talking about the boiler itself and the piping
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